East Central Regional Conference: March 13, 2021 9am to Noon Central Time (GMT-6)

East Central Regional Conference: March 13, 2021, 9am to Noon Central Time (GMT-6)
By Most Illustrious Companion John Bridegroom
Past Most Illustrious Grand Master, Grand Council of Indiana

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The 2021 East Central Cryptic Regional Conference will be held virtually this year, out of an abundance of caution due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We will be utilizing the ZOOM videoconferencing platform to hold the session on March 13th, from 9am till 12:30pm.

Due to the limited nature of the virtual platform, the schedule has been simplified, and we will allow each State Grand Council approximately 20 minutes for their representative to share with everyone what they have been doing in their State during these trying times, what challenges they have faced and what initiatives they have been able to accomplish. We hope you will also share your vision of what comes next, and where we go from here!

The day’s events will be as follows:

09:00 AM: Prayer and Pledge of Allegiance
                   General Grand Council East Central Regional Conference declared Open
                   Opening Comments and Introductions – General Grand Council
09:30 AM: Comments by a Representative of the Grand Council of Illinois
09:50 AM: Comments by a Representative of the Grand Council of Indiana
10:10 AM: Comments by a Representative of the Grand Council of Kentucky
10:30 AM: Comments by a Representative of the Grand Council of Michigan
10:50 AM: 10 Minute Break
11:00 AM: Comments by a Representative of the Grand Council of Ohio
11:20 AM: Comments by CMMRF Executive Secretary Gary Wyne, PMIGM
11:30 AM: Presentation – Dr. Murphy, CMMRF
12:00 PM: Introduction of Dignitaries
                  Remarks from the General Grand Grand Master

Following the comments offered by the Grand Councils, we will open the floor to Most Illustrious Gary G. Wyne, to brief us on the activities of the Cryptic Masons Medical Research Foundation, and to introduce to us Dr. Murphy or a member of his team to share with us the latest advances that are being made in the field of Vascular Biology.

Finally, we will hear a little from any visiting Dignitaries we may have, followed by comments from the General Grand Master or his representative on the state of the General Grand Council, what they have planned on the horizon, and their initiatives for the coming few years.

How do I participate?

In order to participate, you need to request a link to register for the conference.  Once your request has been reviewed and approved, you will receive a link to connect to the ZOOM, prior to March 12th, 2021.  Use the Registration menu item and complete the online form to request the registration link.  Please submit your request to register no later than March 10th, 2021.